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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas)

District: 15th District
Political Highlights: Mercedes school board, 1972-74; Texas State Board of Education, 1974-84; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-present
Born: Aug. 20, 1940; Edcouch, Texas
Residence: Mercedes
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Martha Hinojosa; five children
Education: U. of Texas, B.B.A. 1962; U. of Texas, Pan American, M.B.A. 1980
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (10th term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Higher Education & Workforce Training - Ranking Member); Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit)

Election History
2014generalRuben Hinojosa (D) 48,70854.0
Eddie Zamora (R) 39,01643.3
Johnny Partain (LIBERT) 2,4602.7
2012generalRuben Hinojosa (D) 89,29660.9
Dale Brueggemann (R) 54,05636.9
Ronald Finch (LIBERT) 3,3092.3
2010generalRuben Hinojosa (D) 53,54655.7
Eddie Zamora (R) 39,96441.6
Aaron Cohn (LIBERT) 2,5702.7
2008generalRuben Hinojosa (D) 107,57865.7
Eddie Zamora (R) 52,30331.9
Gricha Raether (LIBERT) 3,8272.3
2006generalRuben Hinojosa (D) 43,23661.8
Paul Haring (R) 16,60123.7
Eddie Zamora (R) 10,15014.5
2004generalRuben Hinojosa (D) 96,08957.8
Michael Thamm (R) 67,91740.8
William Cady (LIBERT) 2,3521.4
2002generalRuben Hinojosa (D) 66,311100.0
2000generalRuben Hinojosa (D) 106,57088.5
Frank Jones (LIBERT) 13,16710.9
Israel Cantu () 7110.6
1998generalRuben Hinojosa (D) 47,95758.4
Tom Haughey (R) 34,22141.6
1996generalRuben Hinojosa (D) 86,34762.3
Tom Haughey (R) 50,91436.7
Rob Wofford (NL) 1,3331.0
Roll Call Vitals


Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.